Thursday, July 19, 2018

Thank you Kristen Shaughnessy Bush for NY1!

"Mom and Pop stores are disappearing - so photographers JamesandKarla Murray created this art installation on the Lower East Side to illustrate the importance of shopping local. It’s in the Southwest corner of Seward Park - my shooting adventures continue, this time in 95 degree heat"

Vanishing Mom and Pop Store Signs. Design Observer 07.19.18 by Steven Heller


"For various civic, voyeuristic, and nostalgic reasons James and Karla Murray are New York’s sign and storefront docu-saviors. ...  Each image is a deceiving trop l’oeil of the real thing that they call a “big-ature.” It is a mix-up of aesthetics of unique vernacular lettering, typefaces, elements of mid-century modern, art deco, and classic New York styles — “a true representation of the varied immigrants who founded these shops.”

Busy getting everything framed! 7.25 save the date!!

We are excited to announce that we will be having an exhibition of Karla and James’s photographs documenting the disappearing storefronts of NYC at The Storefront Project Art Gallery located at 70 Orchard Street near Grand Street from July 25th - August 12, 2018.. • Follow the @thestorefrontproject

The opening celebration for "STORE FRONT: The Disappearing Face of New York" will be NEXT WEEK on Wednesday, July 25th from 6-9 pm.

The @thestorefrontproject gallery is located around the corner from Karla and James’s “Mom-and-Pops of the L.E.S.” sculptural public art installation at Seward Park, the oldest public park in Manhattan. You must go to park and check it out!!!!!! The purpose of the installation is to help raise awareness of the importance of mom-and-pop shops to the local community.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Live video: Mom & pop shops reappear in Seward Park thanks to @jamesandkarla, #uniqloartexpressions, #artintheparks!

Watch the video:

Photography from our visit to a beautiful Prospect Park South co-op for 6sqft...


"...this creative couple was able to mix their styles to create a comfortable home that uses clean lines and crisp architectural elements as a backdrop for their more eclectic finds and textures. Amy and Brian recently gave 6sqft a tour of their recently completed two-bedroom apartment and shared how the reno process went, how they mixed their aesthetics, and what it’s like living with two 80+ pound pups."

STORE FRONT I & II Minis spotted from the window over on Broadway in the Flatiron District at Rizzoli New York, just now...

We are excited to announce that we will be having an exhibition of our #storefront photography at The Storefront Project @thestorefrontproject located at 70 Orchard Street NYC from July 25-August 12, 2018.

The opening reception for our “STORE FRONT: The Disappearing Face of New York” exhibition will be Wednesday, July 25th 6-9pm.

One of our photos that we will be exhibiting is Mars Bar. This #analog photo was taken in 2005 and appears in our book "Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York". Roy, who passed away in 2010, was a fixture outside of this iconic #divebar and could also be found inside in the morning prepping it for the day. In 2011, this neighborhood bar closed after being in business since 1984 and the whole building was demolished to make way for a luxury apartment building. Today, a shiny glass TD Bank branch stands in its place.

We hope you can join us for our opening celebration πŸŽ‰ Wednesday, July 25th from 6-9pm @thestorefrontproject 70 Orchard Street in the Lower East Side (located directly across the street from one of our favorite clothing shops @ixneedxmore)!